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Now Accepting Applications for FIRE Student Network’s Prometheus Society

By June 28, 2016

The FIRE Student Network is excited to announce that we’re accepting applications for FSN’s Prometheus Society.

The Prometheus Society is named after the Titan from Greek mythology who stole fire from the gods on Mount Olympus and gave it to humankind. The purpose of the Prometheus Society is to recognize exceptional students at colleges and universities across the country who have demonstrated remarkable dedication to advocating for FIRE’s mission of protecting free expression and due process rights in higher education. These students have worked tirelessly with their peers, campus administrators, professors, and FIRE staff to develop strategies to reform speech codes and promote free expression on campus.

The handful of students selected to join the Prometheus Society will receive various perks and privileges throughout the year in recognition of their work defending student rights. Beginning next summer, Prometheus Society members will be invited on an all-expenses-paid trip to Philadelphia to meet with FIRE staff before the annual FIRE Student Conference. They will also be afforded opportunities to write about their experiences on our blog, The Torch, given a feature on our website, and invited to travel to exclusive FIRE events throughout the year.

If you’d like to be considered for membership in the Prometheus Society, please submit the application below. You can also nominate deserving students by emailing students@thefire.org. Applications for this year are due July 12.